John Green’s debut novel, LOOKING FOR ALASKA, seems to have found a home under Hulu in a limited series.
Just when you thought you’d probably never get a chance to see John Green’s bestselling debut novel, Looking for Alaska, being adapted for film, we get the news that it’s finally going to be adapted, but this time, as a limited TV series on Hulu!
Yes, after fighting long and hard for this to happen, it seems Paramount has finally agreed to do something with the rights to Looking for Alaska. It was under the push by Josh Schwartz, who wrote the pilot episode, and Green’s involvement with this idea that Paramount agreed to transfer the movie rights to Paramount TV.
Schwartz, who co-owns the production company Fake Empire with Stephanie Savage, will act as executive producer and showrunner for the series. Schwartz and Savage already have a successful series on Hulu – Marvel’s Runaways – which bodes well for Alaska.
About Looking for Alaska:
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
If you haven’t read it, you can order a copy of it at the following: